Tag: leadership


Tony Gareri invited to speak to: WSPS Workplace Safety & Prevention Services

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Nov 2019

Tony Gareri invited to speak to: WSPS Workplace Safety & Prevention Services

On Tuesday, October 22, 2019, Workplace Safety & Prevention Services, invited Tony Gareri to be a panel speaker at the annual Transforming Workplace Culture Conference. Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS) is a not-for-profit organization committed to protecting Ontario workers and businesses. A proud partner in Ontario’s occupational health and safety system and a trusted safety advisor since 1917, WSPS has a rich history of making Ontario workplaces...


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Canadian Occupational Safety: Tony Speaks at the CEO Health and Safety Leadership Network Roundtable

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Nov 2019

Canadian Occupational Safety: Tony Speaks at the CEO Health and Safety Leadership Network Roundtable

On Tuesday October 22nd, The Workplace Safety and Prevention Services invited Tony Gareri to speak at the 2019 CEO Health and Safety Leadership Network Roundtable. Established in 2014 by Workplace Safety & Prevention Services, the CEO Health + Safety Leadership Network is a distinguished group of leaders who share a commitment to building sustainable businesses and communities. CEOs, directors and senior executives are joining forces and stepping beyond...


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Happy young African American woman using app on her phone to listen to music at home

25

Jul 2019

Single Serves Podcast: Tony Gareri on Culture

  Some years ago, Tony Gareri found himself propelled to the helm of his family’s business, Roma Moulding. When the late 2000’s recession hit, he was faced with a challenge: either roll up his sleeves and turn the business around or accept his fate. He chose the former and literally transformed his company’s culture in short order. This transformation has not only ensured the long-term prosperity...


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Meetings Don’t Have to Suck

01

May 2019

Meetings Don’t Have to Suck

Did you know that the average office employee spends an average of 62 hours a month sitting in meetings, 37% of which are considered unproductive by the participants? As a result, companies do their best to “hack” their meeting protocols. Some remove chairs to force participants to stand up the whole time, others time their meetings with bells. Some companies have a “talking stick” to...


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Connect Before You Correct

11

Apr 2019

Connect Before You Correct

In the classic film, Gladiator, the retired champion, Proximo calls the young Maximus to his chambers. He councils our hero on how best to win his freedom when they reach Rome. Proximo tells Maximus that he must make the crowd love him if he is to triumph. “Win the crowd and you will win your freedom.” Connecting with people isn’t always this dramatic, it’s not...


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Shot of a team of creative businesspeople applauding an achievement  while working late in the boardroom

20

Dec 2018

Simple Tips to Building and Fostering an Amazing Company Culture

“Being a great place to work is the difference between being a good company and a great company.” – Brian Kristofek, President and CEO, Upshot   All companies, regardless of size or composition, have a culture. Though few want to believe it, your company culture is ultimately what dictates your results. My definition of culture is: “Culture is a feeling; a connection of belonging, beliefs,...


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Hiker jumps rock to rock in mountain lake. Low angle view.

05

Dec 2018

Keep Moving Forward

“Around here, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we’re curious… and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” – Walt Disney Progress is defined as forward or onward movement towards a destination. In life, you are either moving forward or moving backwards, there is very little standing still or idling in...


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How Everyone Can Win When You’re Losing an Employee

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Nov 2018

How Everyone Can Win When You’re Losing an Employee

“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” ~ Luke 6:31 Dear Fellow Employers, Are you ready for a wake-up call? A recent survey of 2,000 employees found that almost half (43%) said they are looking for a new job! The number one reason? Poor and undesirable corporate culture. Whatever the reason may be, inevitably, some employees will leave you. What’s important...


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If You Aren’t Making Mistakes, You’re Doing It Wrong

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Sep 2018

If You Aren’t Making Mistakes, You’re Doing It Wrong

  “The only sure way to avoid making mistakes is to have no new ideas.” – Albert Einstein There’s a lot of beauty to be found in the mistakes we make, because they’re simply a part of growing – probably the most important part. There’s also a lot of shame attached to making mistakes, but no one who ever did anything meaningful or created something...


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Get out of the way!

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Sep 2018

Get out of the way!

  “You can either lead, follow, or get out the way.” -Jidenna I know a lot of CEO’s and founders and one of the things all of us seem to be learning over time is how to get out of the way. To put it politely, when you’re running a company you need to be doing at least one of the below:  Contributing to a...


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